Spicy chicken couscous

Spicy chicken couscous

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(42 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes


Serves 4
This quick one-pot Moroccan dish is perfect for a summer supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal486
  • fat23g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 250g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 chopped onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large sliced skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 85g blanched almonds
  • 1 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 100g halved ready-to-eat apricots



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 20g pack 1oz fresh coriander


  1. Prepare couscous with chicken stock, according to the packet instructions. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for 2-3 mins until softened.

  2. Toss in chicken breast fillets and stir fry for 5-6 mins until tender. Add the blanched almonds and, when golden, stir in the hot curry paste and cook for 1 min more.

  3. Add the couscous along with the apricots and the coriander. Toss until hot then serve with plain yogurt if you like.

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12th Oct, 2008
If reddeb 1 thinks it's great - it must be...she's a fab cook!
12th Oct, 2008
Took advantage of an unusually warm October evening and made this to go with a simple rocket salad. Very quick and tasted great! Added chickpeas and used a milder curry paste - was trying to be kind to our 5 and 3yr old, onto whom I frequently inflict spicy food in the hope of cultivating a love for it! ;) They LOVED this! Will make again - would be great for a BBQ!
16th Sep, 2008
absolutely brilliant. quick, easy and very tasty
12th Jul, 2008
Easy and delicious, I used a balti paste and added chickpeas to bulk it up.
27th Mar, 2008
Delicious! Served it with the Lemon Lamb with warm chickpea and parsley salad. Definately be cooking this again. Will serve it with a greek-style salad next time.
11th Mar, 2008
Really easy to make. Very tasty although mine seemed to turn out a little dry, perhaps I needed to add a little extra curry paste? Anyway, would def cook again as very quick so great for mid-week dinner.
28th Jan, 2008
Quick, easy and tasty! Its nice that you can alter the strength dependent on what curry paste you buy! I went for the Madras which gave it a real kick! Even nice cold for lunch the next day!
21st Jan, 2008
Made a few times, very easy. Also good with ready cooked chicken so great way to use up left overs!
25th Nov, 2007
SO quick and easy - very tasty!
12th Nov, 2007
Really easy and quick recipe! I used dried plums instead of apricots.


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